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Breck’s Walczyk waltzes to top-10 at nat’ls

While Olympic gold-medalist Hannah Kearney grabbed most of the headlines at last weekend’s U.S. Freestyle Ski Championships in Stratton, Vt., some Summit County locals certainly proved they’re among the country’s best bump competitors.

Team Breckenridge skier Dylan Walczyk finished sixth in Sunday’s dual moguls competition. The local teenager topped regional-rival Brandon Goldenberg of Winter Park in the first round after qualifying in eighth place. Then, Walczyk was matched up against the No. 1 seed, Jeremy Cota, the fourth-ranked mogul skier in the world.

While Cota edged out the local kid – on his way to finishing second to U.S. national squad teammate Joe Disco – Walczyk earned his first-ever top-10 in the country’s biggest competition.



On the women’s side, the top local finish went to Whitney Henceroth. The Dillon skier finished 11th in singles and 13th in duals.

Team Breck’s Kira Wright was 42nd in single moguls on Friday.



Also, 14-year-old Bruce Perry, Jr., had a strong showing in his first-ever trip to nationals. Coming off an injury that kept him from defending his Junior Olympics gold medal earlier in the month, Perry “had moments of brilliance,” according to Team Breck coach John Dowling, and finished a respectable 36th in duals and 48th in singles.

Kearney, meanwhile, completed her incredible season with a national title. Kearney – along with the rest of the U.S. mogul team – is coached by longtime Breckenridge local Scott Rawles.

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